Eastern Michigan University Theatre presents “Sweat”

EMU students Tayler Jones as Cynthia and Jackie Marlett as Tracey in EMU Theatre's production of “Sweat."

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University Theatre presents Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sweat. Performances of Sweat are February 8-10 and 14-17, 2019. All performances will take place in the Sponberg Theatre, located in the Quirk Dramatic Arts Building at the intersection of East Circle Drive and Best Hall/Ann Street on EMU’s Ypsilanti Campus. This production is recommended for mature audiences.

Welcome to Reading, Pennsylvania, a fractured city in America’s “rust belt” during the recession. As economic insecurity rears its ugly head, relationships between co-workers, friends & family are tested and torn. The local bar, once a place of laughter, drinks and friendship, becomes the scene of mounting tension as the brutal treatment of loyal factory workers gives rise to mistrust and fervent anger. Powerful and topical, this award-winning drama is a true play for the people; a profound piece of storytelling about America’s working class. Directed by Pirooz Aghssa, Sweat will be performed in the Sponberg Theatre on February 8, 9, 14, 15, 15 at 7 p.m. and February 10 & 17 at 2 p.m. 

Ticket prices for Sweat are $18 regular admission, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students & MAINSTAGE patrons. Tickets are available in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office, by phone at 734.487.2282, and online at emutix.com. Quirk Box Office hours are Monday-Friday from 1-5:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before showtime. Please note that there is an additional surcharge for tickets purchased by mail, phone or online. 

Parking on EMU’s campus is available for a fee. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performance parking is available in the Alexander Pay Lot and Ford Lot B. Payment can be made with debit card, credit card or cash in the Alexander Lot, payment can ONLY be made with debit card or credit card in the Ford Lot. Additional parking can be found at meters on campus or the Pease Pay Lot. Parking is limited for Thursday performances and may be available in the Alexander & Pease Pay Lots, as well as meters on campus. Those with an EMU parking permit may park accordingly. Visit ParkEMU.com for more details about parking on campus.

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January 02, 2019

Written by:
Pam Cardell

Pam Cardell